Vancouver rifle and pistol club members

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  1. bakersman345

    bakersman345
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    I'm looking into becoming a member. I was looking for a review of sorts.
    1. Is there a range officer there?
    2. Can you fire your pistol quickly?
    3. Can you fire a pistol that fires more then 1000 fps yet?
    4. Is there any other info that might be helpful?
     
  2. djwalley

    djwalley
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    1. On some organized competition there is a RO. Otherwise, general rule is first member at the club is the unofficial RO.
    2. If you are able to do so, yes you can draw and rapid fire.
    3. All pistol calibers less than. 454 Casual. Pistol caliber carbines are permitted, rimfire riles OK.
    4. NRA Member, reasonable annual fee, can shoot from 7am to 10pm unless reserved for events. Great little club. Check the Website... For me a great local option, no additional session fees.. Far, far better than English Pit
     
  3. djwalley

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    Note that the thread referenced above my response is out of date. The club updated their backstop and air handling system. Check out the website
     
  4. bakersman345

    bakersman345
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    Thanks for the info. I joined the nra on Friday. The fees definitely seem reasonable. I hope to be a member ether this month or the next.
     
  5. djwalley

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    No armor piercing, incendiary ammo, jacketed they recommend FMJ otherwise I am now aware of other restrictions. First page of vancouverrifle.com under What is allowed to be shot covers your comment....
     
  6. Throckmorton

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    lead only ammo restriction was lifted with the installment of a new back stop system. They still allow lead ammo,but plated or fmj makes less work for the air handler.
    It looks like they do have their website updated for the 'what is allowed' portion,glad to see that.

    there is a fun practical pistol match on thursdays,at 6:30pm,sharp. Spectators welcome,they'd like you to watch a match, and talk to the md/ro before shooting it.
    Shoot it at your own pace,no cadillacs to be had.It is a lot of fun tho.d
     
  7. deen_ad

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    <- Why there aren't any school shootings in Israel!
    Teacher with long gun slung over her shoulder!!!
    I joined just before they started the backstop upgrade. Haven't made time to go back due to other things like vacation, taxes and a wife that isn't getting any better taking my time!

    Deen
    NRA Life Member, Benefactor Level
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    Vancouver Rifle & Pistol Club member

    "A gun is like a parachute. If you need one and don't have it, you'll probably never need one again!"
     
  8. techiej

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    Questions for existing members:

    1) how busy are they during the week during business hours?

    2) Does anyone know if there are open times/tours so that you can actually see the range before joining (I haven't received any replies to an e-mail or a phone message that I left) ?

    Thanks!
     
  9. djwalley

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    They have a very quiet during the day. They have about 4 or 5 scheduled events during the week. Can possibly tour the site at those times. I have very few problems with having pretty free run of the club when I need it. If you want to tour the club, I can meet in the evenings or weekend...
     
  10. techiej

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    Thanks - I'll probably just stop by during one their events.

    One more quick question - can you police your own brass? I know some indoor ranges don't allow you to because of concerns over lead dust.
     
  11. djwalley

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    Yes you are expected to police your brass and clean up the range when done...
     
  12. djwalley

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    FYI they are approaching the membership limit allowed by their charter and rules. Need to check out soon..
     
  13. Contract_Pilot

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    I used to be a member was fun but lead only turned me off I may have to join again now that ya can run regular ammo.
     
  14. fredball

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    too many self appointed know it all's at that club and no regular folks

    I would recommended SAFE FIRE on 192nd
    pluses
    $20.00 and hour
    No initiation fee 80.00
    no dues 100.00
    No NRA Membership required
    No self appointed experts telling what you can and can't do
    shoot your own ammo
    magnums too
    No B.S.
    JMO
     
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  15. Contract_Pilot

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    Fred, Safefire Seems to be a

    Initiation Fee $100
    $49/month or $519/year
     
  16. BaggerRyder

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    Or you can just go into SafeFire and pay the hourly rate. A little high at $20+ per hour plus having to buy their targets but my experience has been great.
    RO's are knowledgeable and friendly, you can police your own brass, and you can run what you brung. Just can't shoot big cal rifle's.
     

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